The Lord says, “It’s not just personal; it is proverbial.”
In Proverbs 6:16 - 19, “The LORD hates these six things, and seven are an abomination to Him:
1) a proud look;
2) a lying tongue,
3) hands that shed innocent blood;
a heart that devises wicked imaginations,
5) feet that are swift in running to evil;
6) a false witness who speaks lies; and
7) the one who sows discord among brothers.”
Personal means belonging to or intended for a particular person and no-one else. Proverbial
means of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a proverb (statement of a general and practical truth, especially one that serves as a rule of conduct or a precept).
This passage of Proverbs noted above notes what our LORD GOD hates
and what is an abomination to Him. In reading this passage, it is not by happenstance that “a lying tongue” and “a
false witness who speaks lies” is noted twice in this proverb. (Many times statements mentioned twice mean to take more than a casual glance.) Do you realize in having a lying tongue and speaking lies not only gives
personal testimony of your character but also defies our service to the TRUTH GIVER of proverbial truth.
The Bible says, “You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32. Also,
John 14:6 says it is impossible to declare we know truth (Jesus) and walk as a false witness who speaks lies or have a lying tongue. The Truth-Giver cannot operate through lies.
Do you often hear those that profess Jesus Christ as
their Lord and Savior say – “Father, forgive me for that lie” or “It was just a white lie”? Or have you ever experienced being a victim of a lying tongue? Or, maybe you’ve been the perpetrator of a lying tongue
that has caused harm to many, even your own self. Just know these two things the Father hates: 1) “a lying tongue” and 2)“a
false witness who speaks lies” gives foundation to the remaining five things the LORD hates and that which is an abomination to Him.
John 8:44, reads “You are from your father the devil and you want to do the desires of your father. That one was a murderer from the beginning and he has not stood in the truth, because truth is not in him. When he would
tell a lie, he speaks from his own supply (he speaks his native language), because he is the father of lies.”
Jesus calls us to a higher place, the place where GOD is our Father. GOD, the Father sent Jesus
to destroy the works of the enemy. Lying and being a false witness is the works of the devil, which are to be done away with.
Know this – possessing a lying tongue gives one a personal declaration the devil is their father
and has opened the door for a whirlwind of a life of a façade and untruth! (They sow the wind and reap the whirlwind. – Hosea 8:7) Our GOD, who is the GOD of Truth, hates a child of the devil!
is a proverbial word – It is written!